Detention Field Officer

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Please visit for more information.

Vacancy Notice


The ICRC Mission in Phnom Penh seeks to fill the following position:


Detention Field Officer, based in Phnom Penh

Your main responsibilities:
• University degree or equivalent in political science, law, economics, anthropology/social science,
• At least 2 to 3 years’ work experience in a similar field with a humanitarian or development organization,
• Experience working and/or coordinating with government institutions,
• Experience working with marginalized communities and/or participating in social reintegration efforts is a strong asset (i.e. Mith Samlanh, Hagar etc.),
• Experience doing professional translation work an asset,
• Knowledge of Criminal Procedure Code, Penal Code, Law on Prisons and/or other legislation linked to detention.
Competencies requirements:
• Pro-active with a strong sense of responsibility and integrity,
• Resourceful, with strong organizational skills and able to fulfil assigned tasks with minimal supervision,
• Excellent interpersonal / communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in team settings with people from diverse backgrounds,
• Strong interest in humanitarian work – particularly in relation to places of detention,
• Strong written and spoken English,
• Good computer skills (Ms. Office, internet, email…etc),
• Readiness to travel and spend extended periods in rural areas of Cambodia.
We offer:
• Dynamic and challenging work in the humanitarian and international environment
• Good working conditions and in-house training/ development
•Attractive package dependent on qualifications

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage the candidacy of women and persons with disability.
Qualified applicants are requested to submit their comprehensive CV and letter of motivation in English, as well as salary expectations, by email only to: [email protected]
(Specify position name at your email title)
Attn: Human Resources Department
ICRC, #8 Street 178, Sangkat Phsar Thmey III, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Office Phone: +855 (0) 23 990 781
Deadline for applications: 04 May 2018
Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be invited for the interview